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Sigh... why do many pistol grip hand clamps leave an oil stain?

04-21-2015 12:07 AM by Hopdevil

Minor rant here….I was sanding some large pieces and used several pisto...

2 04-21-2015 01:16 AM
View sikrap's profile

Potential innovation in sharpening guides

03-26-2015 01:52 AM by sikrap

One of our members has come up with an exciting new design for a sharpening g...

12 04-20-2015 04:47 PM
View Combo Prof's profile

What would typically be in a master carpenters tool chest?

04-17-2015 07:27 PM by Combo Prof

I’ll have the opportunity soon ( when the snow melts and the ground is ...

15 04-19-2015 09:17 PM
View Greg In Maryland's profile

Tonight's success

04-11-2015 04:26 AM by Greg In Maryland

Tonight I finished up my first four half blind dovetails for some drawers I a...

7 04-19-2015 08:48 PM
View Belg1960's profile

Pencil marking gauge

04-19-2015 12:38 PM by Belg1960

Good morning guys, I made the following tool for a specific purpose in my woo...

13 04-19-2015 07:20 PM
View BinghamtonEd's profile

Is this miter box serviceable?

04-19-2015 01:29 AM by BinghamtonEd

I don’t know much about miter boxes, but I’ve been keeping an eye...

5 04-19-2015 06:45 PM
View LBH's profile

Help interpreting winding sticks

04-15-2015 11:25 PM by LBH

I’m having difficulty understanding where to remove material on the top slab ...

18 04-19-2015 12:14 AM
View bluekingfisher's profile

Words of thanks and appreciation for Lee Valley & Veritas

04-17-2015 08:48 PM by bluekingfisher

I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the excellent customer car...

9 04-18-2015 05:11 PM
View nakmuay's profile

A couple of beginner question....

04-17-2015 02:13 PM by nakmuay

Hi guys, I was wondering how often you guys uses hand files? I come from a sh...

13 04-18-2015 03:20 PM
View Brandon's profile

Keen Kutter K7 & K8 Question

04-18-2015 12:56 AM by Brandon

Hey guys, Long time lurker, finally joined and making my first post. Gett...

7 04-18-2015 03:10 AM
View BillTX's profile

leveling a table top - jointer plane??

04-16-2015 08:38 PM by BillTX

Hey Guys, New to the forum here…I am building a table top for a side...

4 04-17-2015 07:26 PM
View Brett's profile

Soft metal in hand saw plates

04-16-2015 09:28 PM by Brett

I read an article recently about restoring hand saws. The author said that i...

3 04-17-2015 03:54 PM
View Troy Cleckler 's profile

Millers Falls 67 router find

04-17-2015 11:08 AM by Troy Cleckler

I’ve found a Millers Falls #67 complete and was wandering if anyone had...

1 04-17-2015 12:07 PM
View LBH's profile

Clifton 410 shoulder plane

04-16-2015 11:06 PM by LBH

Hi, I’ve had a Clifton 410 for many many years and I’ve always...

4 04-17-2015 03:18 AM
View AESamuel's profile

Zona gent's saw binding in kerf.

04-16-2015 04:27 PM by AESamuel

Hi there, I have an 18tpi zona gent’s saw which has been getting stu...

4 04-16-2015 07:58 PM
View ,'s profile

small garage sale score...

04-14-2015 11:52 PM by ,

Found a woodworker garage sale nearby I managed to get 2 jorgensen 48”...

3 04-16-2015 01:36 PM
View mandatory66's profile

Flattening a plane blade back

04-13-2015 01:45 AM by mandatory66

Just spent 2.5 hrs. flattening the back of a Woodriver 4 1/2 plane blade. My ...

19 04-16-2015 07:07 AM
View tyler's profile

Stanley No. 55 parts/restoration

04-11-2015 02:22 PM by tyler

Hello everyone. This is only my second post but I’m hoping someone here...

25 04-15-2015 02:52 AM
View SCUMM's profile

Stanley Folding Rules

02-11-2012 08:27 PM by SCUMM

First time post so it will be hard to “measure” the success of th...

16 04-15-2015 01:56 AM
View Lasivian's profile

Help needed with adzes and steel

04-13-2015 01:52 PM by Lasivian

So I am considering getting a set of these adzes: https://www.etsy.com/lis...

2 04-13-2015 06:58 PM

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